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Coronavirus Updates

This website provides guidance for the Saint Francis University community during this global pandemic.

  • University Operating Status

    • Face-to-face classes are scheduled for Summer and Fall 2021 semesters.
    • Campus operations have resumed within CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines (including guidelines surrounding face masks, social distancing, and capacity limits).   
    • Visitors may schedule tours at (814) 472-3100.   
    • Measures are in place that will allow for smaller classes and the ability to be flexible if virus cases emerge.
    • Gatherings may be restricted.  Changes to event formats will be shared with the campus community as plans are finalized.  
  • Contact Us

    Our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan is posted here and answers many questions. If you have a question that is not addressed in the plan, please contact us at and we will assist you.

  • Covid 19 Updates

  • CARES Act: Public Reporting of Funds

    CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Statement

    Saint Francis University has applied for and received CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education. 

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    COVID-19 State & Federal Information

    More information about the coronavirus as well as guidance on prevention and travel can be found at the following resources:


  • University Pandemic Response Team

    To inform the leadership teams of the university, the Saint Francis University Pandemic Response Team was formed to bring together representative members of our community.  Members of this committee, Don Miles and Mandy Lasinsky, coordinate with local public health officials.  The Team is charged with continuously reviewing the guidance from federal, state and local authorities, as well as the conditions on campus, in the local community, state and nation.  The Team serves as an advisory board to the university’s leadership team on issues related to, but not limited to, the resumption and suspension of face-to-face instruction and residential living.  The Team will review the response plan weekly in relation to the latest virus developments, the latest guidance from all agencies and the conditions on campus. 

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